Saturday, May 3, 2014

April Challenges Wearing Us Out

It's all my fault....

I signed up for the A to Z challenge in the middle of our move, while floor tiles were replacing carpet and the curtains weren't up yet. Sometime in the middle of April, we ordered a brand new refrigerator because even though fast food was a novelty at first, it's generally not our thing. Meanwhile, two precious creatures couldn't use the backyard because of my bright ideas regarding backyard landscaping.  Oh, and did I mention it's 99 degrees here and we don't live in the desert anymore, where it's a balmy 104? The heat makes me want to return the refrigerator, so I don't have to cook... but can a person with hundreds of cookbooks and back issues of Gourmet Magazine change into a burger-KFC-pizza loving maniac? ...Maybe?  

Anyway, the routine last month was:blog--walk around the block with naughty chihuahuas--unpack lots of books, hang pictures, push furniture around and unpack more books--at least 60 boxes of books and crash into bed. Crazy, weird move but it will be worth it.Right?

Tonight's dinner was homemade Shrimp Jambalaya with Chicken Andouille sausage. Too spicy for a hot evening but still delicious. It's the third of May, the A to Z Challenge is over and most of the books are in place. So why am I so exhausted?

"Fiona, want to go for a walk?"



  1. You wore out the dog - you know it was a rough month!
    But you did it. Blogging and unpacking.
    I could live on pizza and Chinese take out for about three days, but that's it.

  2. Poor Fiona looks exhausted.

    This is one of the things I like best about having a Kindle. Books are not heavy!

  3. I adore your new blog page ! ! !
    Yes it is fun to do all those things and then decide to do an A to Z month.
    You can just squeeze that in. No problem.
    I decided to re-do my closet/bathroom and rip out my studio right before Christmas... Needless to say they still aren't done.
    What a hoot.

    cheers, parsnip

  4. You had a month that left you tuckered out! Fiona has the right idea on how to cope with it!

  5. Hi human, Eve,

    What an upheaval for you. One we still wait to have in our lives. You did well and unpacking all those books will be darned good extra exercise. Congrats on completing the alternative to my challenge.

    Pawhaps Fiona, in between walks and naps, could be a co-host of the much more relaxed Challenge. Yes indeed, The Alphabark Challenge, 2015! :)

    After your next well deserved nap, Fiona, please take your human, Eve, for a nice walk.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny, the cordial host of the Alphabark Challenge, 2014! :)

  6. She is adorable like Hair Ball. The wound of walk perks up his ears every time. It brings him out of a deep sleep.

    Hugs and chocolate!

  7. Congrats on the move. I know that was a pretty huge life-event for you. And Fiona is adorable!!!

  8. Way to finish the race though!! And your pup is adorable. :)

  9. Oh my gosh! Little Fiona is adorable!! And what perfect captions you wrote!

  10. Wow, I'm worn out from reading your blog! I hate moving--it's a pain but it's worth it in the long run! Fiona is toooooo cute, btw!

  11. Nothing like moving, is there? I hope it all settles down soon.

  12. I’ve always admired you Eve, but I admire you even more now! I think I would have hidden my laptop until the move was done!
    Fiona is adorable.